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Privacy, anonymity, visibility: dilemmas in tech use by marginalised communities

How do marginalised communities use tech for transparency and accountability (T4T&A) work?

This research report, by the Tactical Technology Collective (Tactical Tech), presents reflections and learnings from two studies of about how marginalised communities – lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people in Nairobi, and economically marginalised housing and urban...

Privacy, anonymity, visibility: dilemmas in tech use by marginalised communities (summary)

T4T&A (tech for transparency and accountability) initiatives intend to make the public functioning of government visible, and states accountable to citizens for their actions. This summary presents findings and reflections from two studies of how marginalised communities use technologies commonly applied in T4T&A work, and the limits of this use. The research is intended to inform...

Colourful workplaces? LGBT inclusive multinational businesses in Kenya

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employees are part of a sizeable and dynamic workforce with unique professional insight and qualities. Workplaces around the world are becoming aware about LGBT issues, an increasing number of global organisations are creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture as top priority, many of them have globally inclusive policies that include...

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Report on Methodology, Challenges & Opportunities in the work of Inclusive & Affirming Ministries (IAM) 2009-2014

One of the most prevalent statements by religious leaders in Africa when asked for the ways in which they deal with sexual minorities in their communities has been that "there are no homosexuals in their communities!" The existence of Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM) is, therefore, particularly important in making the statement: "Not only are ‘homosexuals’ present in Africa, they are...

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A mapping on sexuality, human rights and the role of religious leaders: Exploring the potential for dialogue

The first idea for this mapping on sexuality, human rights and the role of religious leaders emerged in autumn 2013, when HIVOS and the Knowledge Centre Religion and Development participated in a couple of events that all addressed the challenges around religion and sexuality.

1 The ‘Open for Change’ conference organized by HIVOS is an example.

2 One of the programmatic lines...

Boldly queer: African perspectives on Same-sex sexuality and gender diversity

The book is a rich collection of articles, essays, stories and photographs that highlight a growing understanding of LGBT rights struggles and realities on the African continent. Seventeen scholars, activists and writers from across Africa contributed to the book. What the contributions have in common is audacity and boldness, not accepting the status quo of suppression by conservative values...

Urgency required: gay and lesbian rights are human rights

Urgency Required focuses on urgent issues of gay and lesbian liberation, taking a historical perspective and reflecting worldwide geographic diversity. Employing the term ‘LGBT-persons’, the acronym used for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, it explores concepts and strategies for taking steps towards decriminalization and equal rights and treatment regarding sexual orientation and...